About Us

We are a national network for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to meet, learn and collaborate. Registration is free and open to all.

We cover all academic disciplines and institutions in Wales, as well as researchers in the third sector, government and industry. This network is aimed at anyone who is starting a career in research or starting to work with researchers. 

Our network offers ECRs, from final-year PhD onwards, a focussed programme of activities. These strengthen researchers’ skills and capacity. We run workshops and conferences, grant schemes and awards. We encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration by bringing together researchers from across Wales to work with our Fellows.

Supported by an Advisory Group of ECRs and Fellows, we will help you to:

  • Engage with creative and inspiring ideas from the cutting-edge of research and practice;
  • Gain experiences and skills that support your professional development and profile;
  • Develop strong networks and collaborate across academic disciplines and sectors;
  • Consider new ways to create impact from your research.

For those in the HE sector, the network will contribute to the commitments of researchers, their managers and institutions under the Researcher Development Concordat.

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